The scientist at IBM has created an amazing model of the magnetic tape drive. The magnetic tape drive can be easily fitted in your hand. The magnetic tape drive can save 330TB of uncompressed data, which is a remarkable innovation. The IBM team has worked many years with Sony Storage Solutions team to make this miracle happen.
Let us talk about the recording density, the model comes with unparalleled 201GB per density. Evangelos Eleftheriou of the research member in IBM said, “Tape has traditionally been used for video archives, backup files, replicas for disaster recovery and retention of information on premise, but the industry is also expanding to off-premise applications in the cloud,”
He added “While sputtered tape is expected to cost a little more to manufacture than current commercial tape, the potential for very high capacity will make the cost per terabyte very attractive, making this technology practical for cold storage in the cloud,”
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After achieving this great feat Sony said This was possible working and bringing it together. The IBM team and Zurich’s new innovation write or read heads, complex servo control technologies and innovative signal processing algorithm.
The main interesting good thing is the research team found the closing gap in magnetic head and magnetic tape. Finding the gap is a great achievement, this helped high-density recording capabilities for tape storage media. IBM has revealed this achievement will help in the viability of sizing up storage on tapes for next couple of years.
The need of data storage has been growing rapidly over the last few years. This kind of researches and innovations tackles the cons of running out of memory.